October 27, 2020, by Nick Boisvert
Khaleel Seivwright, a 28-year-old carpenter from Scarborough is building insulated, mobile shelters for homeless people this winter.
The walls of the small wooden structures are lined with a thick layer of fibreglass insulation and have a door, a small casement window and spinning caster wheels at each corner of the base. Each of the homes cost around $1,000 to build.
Seivwright has been happily giving them away for free. He sees the shelters as a safe, temporary alternative for people who would otherwise be sleeping in tents or under tarps and blankets and has so far dropped off two of the shelters in out-of-the-way locations around Toronto.
“This isn’t a permanent solution. This is just making sure people don’t die in the cold this winter,” Seivwright said.
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